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Category: Tips

May 22, 2017

Negotiation tips for construction loan financing

Negotiating a construction loan with a bank or lender isn’t something most of us do every day, but these five tips can help


April 26, 2017

Construction Material Costs Are Up: Here’s How to Keep Expenses Down

The cost of building materials continues to rise, and developers and builders are looking for ways to manage those increasing costs. At issue are increased demand for new housing construction,...


March 20, 2017

Construction Site Visits: Dos and Don’ts

Seeing your dream take shape in the form of a brand new office or retail structure is exciting. While you may be invited to view the progress of your company’s future site, keep in mind that...


February 27, 2017

To renovate or to build—and where to begin

All signals point toward a healthy economy and increased GDP in 2017 and following years, and the 7 Rivers Region is poised to follow suit. As local business owners and entrepreneurs look ahead to...


January 12, 2017

3 Signs You’re Hiring the Right Construction Firm for the Job

Hiring a construction firm can be an intimidating experience. After all, we’ve all heard how construction projects can go wrong. That’s why it’s essential to select the right construction firm before...


September 26, 2016

Top Five Trip-Ups When Restoring Old Buildings

Nothing quite matches the thrill of restoring an old building to its former glory. To undo the damage that has been done by the hands of time, and the unwitting errors of past property owners, can...


September 17, 2016

Building Something? Be Sure to Bring in the Experts

When you're focused on getting your building project done on schedule and within your budget, it may seem easier to just have one individual or trade company do it all. At a glance, such an...


September 13, 2016

Prefab Construction: When it Makes Sense, and When it Doesn't

The popularity of pre-fabrication construction is growing, in large part due to a shortage of construction laborers. Experts project that construction will grow six percent this year, yet the labor...


September 6, 2016

Five Hidden, Cost-Saving Measures for Commercial Construction

No matter how deep your project pockets, no one has an unlimited construction budget. The good news is there are many ways you can save on your commercial construction costs, some of them obvious and...


August 10, 2016

Building construction: 5 benefits to bringing in the specialists

When you're focused on getting your building construction project done on schedule and within your budget, it may seem easier to just have one individual or trade company do it all. At a glance, such...